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  1. There it is in the third photo: graduated up to...

    There it is in the third photo: graduated up to 1000 yards. The markings on the right hand side are a bit curious: what might be the point of engraving 800, 900 and 1000 on both sides?

    I've tried...
  2. Do you have any information on telescopic sights...

    Do you have any information on telescopic sights fitted by Alex. Henry?
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    So the bolt probably got mixed up with others. ...

    So the bolt probably got mixed up with others. Did you ask the guys in the shop where it came from and if that might have happened? it's important.

    Great story too.
  4. I don't think the reference I saw was to Bisley...

    I don't think the reference I saw was to Bisley particularly; I will see if I have it saved somewhere. If anyone has a copy of Col. Davidson's memoir that might shed some light on this.

    There was...
  5. Thread: No 4(T) Faz

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    Is that an Enfield-made cocking piece? it looks...

    Is that an Enfield-made cocking piece? it looks too finely made for Maltby.

    I had a Maltby, a stripped one, SN in the 11300 range.

    The early Maltby production seems to have been pretty good...
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    Pretty sure I once had it, or the rifle it went...

    Pretty sure I once had it, or the rifle it went on. Not sure which now!
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    One has to remember those rifles were designed...

    One has to remember those rifles were designed for the MkV or VI .303 ball: 215gr. round nose bullet and lower velocity etc.
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    As our friends in the UK have hopefully hit the...

    As our friends in the UK have hopefully hit the sack by this time, I'll go first.

    The solder on the ocular lens housing is probably an attempt to secure it, with or without screws underneath the...
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    And assuming that the marks and associated...

    And assuming that the marks and associated standards and practices over the years have not changed - as this rifle was probably sentenced just after WWII I would think - then what do we have?

    A...
  10. Yes, that's a good question what the graduations...

    Yes, that's a good question what the graduations actually are. As mine is missing the "base" which had half the elevation vernier I can't say much, but Roger's clearly has as many as 12 regular...
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    Before removing the existing and original barrel,...

    Before removing the existing and original barrel, you or your gunsmith could check the headspace; that might provide a clue.

    I expect if the rifle was actually unsafe it would have been scrapped...
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    Sentenced for what though? That is what...

    Sentenced for what though? That is what separates the wall hangers from the "restorables".
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    That's an Old Soldier Sahib! I've got one...

    That's an Old Soldier Sahib!

    I've got one the same from the same year that had an FTR in '32 IIRC.

    The "Z" on the Nock's Form is probably a sentencing mark; I forget whether it's "BLR" or...
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    Farmed fish - let's not go there!:D I'm...

    Farmed fish - let's not go there!:D



    I'm not sure if one could tell whether the forend is original, but am guessing the butt is. Rifle serial number on the tenon of the butt?

    Paint...
  15. There certainly should have been!

    There certainly should have been!
  16. Thread: Barrel length

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    For those who haven't heard, it is reported on...

    For those who haven't heard, it is reported on another forum that member "englishman.ca" passed away earlier this year. A very sad loss indeed.

    The above appears to be his last post here. R.I.P.
  17. Very early scopes on the Martini and Enfield rifles

    There are fragmentary references to early telescopic sights in the late Victorian era, and it seems the NRA of GB had some competitions that permitted them, even before the Great War.

    This is an...
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    Did Sante Fe chop the receivers like that?

    Did Sante Fe chop the receivers like that?
  19. Speaking of such, how about this odd little scope...

    Speaking of such, how about this odd little scope sold some time not long after WWII by "Scope Sales Co. Ottawa Canada". I'm guessing it might have been a venture by some ex-REL employees??
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    Black light in a dark room might show what the...

    Black light in a dark room might show what the original scope number on the "thinned" wrist was.

    The crossbolt with a strip of wood instead of the tieplate is taken from the Model C trials rifle I...
  21. Probably both: if the alloy and...

    Probably both: if the alloy and tempering/annealing was right, but the dimensions were sufficiently oversize, jams would be inevitable. If the dimensions were right, but the brass was soft and...
  22. I have long thought it would be an interesting...

    I have long thought it would be an interesting exercise to analyse a comprehensive selection of WWI cases with an xray spectrometer to determine exactly what their alloys were.

    It would be...
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    Well said sir.

    Well said sir.
  24. One would expect the "case adhesion" to have been...

    One would expect the "case adhesion" to have been even worse with a regular case and a proof charge, or was it an oiled case perhaps?
  25. Very astute, but will the safety actually go...

    Very astute, but will the safety actually go fully into its slot if the two parts are not correctly aligned?
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